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Pablo Menendez & Mezcla: Direct From Cuba

Pablo Menendez & Mezcla: Direct From Cuba

October 2 @ 7:00 PM
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$22/Adv $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company “Funky…ebullient…hot!” – The New York Times Under the direction of guitarist Pablo Menendez, Mezcla has been a part of the sound-track of the Cuban music scene for the past thirty years. With their roots in rumba and Yoruba rhythms, Mezcla […]

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First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Jazz Legends”

First Friday Art Tour: Carol Bowie “Jazz Legends”

October 3 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
First Friday Art Exhibition – Friday, October 4 @ 6:00 PM

FREE South County visual artist Carol Bowie presents “Jazz Legends” an exhibition of new paintings expressed, inspired and fueled by listening to and immersing herself in the world of jazz. Bowie, a past Gail Rich Awardee and Distinguised Artist of the Year, has been an Open Studios artist for more than two decades. Her work […]

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KJ Honor Band at SC Wharf

KJ Honor Band at SC Wharf

October 4 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR Celebration: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Santa Cruz Wharf Fireworks Spectacular: 9:00 pm | Main Beach FREE! Honor Band Performance: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm The Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band looks forward to celebrating the centennial anniversary for the Santa Cruz Wharf!  Join us for a special round-up of activities to […]

Celebrating 40 Years of Midwifery with SambaDa

Celebrating 40 Years of Midwifery with SambaDa

October 4 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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$15/Advance $20/Door Advance Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com  Doors and Silent Auction: 12:30pm Celebrate 40 years of midwifery in Santa Cruz with SambaDa. We are grateful to live in a community that celebrates midwifery and in which women and families have access to quality midwifery care both in and outside of the hospital. As Nurse-Midwives in Santa Cruz […]

Finals: 39th Annual San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition

Finals: 39th Annual San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition

October 4 @ 8:00 PM
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Tickets: $35 front row, $25 general admission Advance Tickets: www.ticketweb.com Doors: 7:30 PM More info: 415-472-3008 Five finalists will appear at this penultimate performance of this year’s event to determine who will walk away with the glory and lion’s share of the prize money. www.sanfranciscocomedycompetition.com

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Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson

Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson

October 6 @ 7:00 PM
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7:00 PM SOLD OUT! Click on the blue Buy Tickets button to purchase 9:00 PM tickets! $30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Kuumbwa Jazz Board of Trustees “… a prime example of fluency and inventiveness…” – All About Jazz.com Joshua Redman entered the jazz zeitgeist over twenty years […]

Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson

Joshua Redman Trio with Reuben Rogers & Gregory Hutchinson

October 6 @ 9:00 PM
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$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM Sponsored by Kuumbwa Jazz Board of Trustees “… a prime example of fluency and inventiveness…” – All About Jazz.com Joshua Redman entered the jazz zeitgeist over twenty years ago as the winner of the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone competition. Almost immediately, he found himself working […]

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Carmen Lundy w/Patrice Rushen, Andrew Renfroe, Kenny Davis & Jamison Ross

Carmen Lundy w/Patrice Rushen, Andrew Renfroe, Kenny Davis & Jamison Ross

October 9 @ 7:00 PM
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$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets available at the door with valid I.D. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “In a world of pretenders, Carmen Lundy is a genuine Jazz Singer.” – The Evening Standard Carmen Lundy’s multi-faceted career bears the markings of a true Renaissance woman. Jazz musician, composer, […]

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First Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

First Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival

October 10 @ 8:30 PM
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Tickets: $20 Advance $25 Door Tickets available at: www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone 1-800-838-3006 Doors: 8:00 PM General Admission Only More info: 530-592-5250 The First Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival features a star-studded extravaganza of stand-up comics. Ten stand-up comics who have either been on national television, appeared at comedy festivals around the country or been voted “Best of the […]

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Storm Large & Le Bonheur: Taken By Storm “Songs of Seduction & Obsession”

Storm Large & Le Bonheur: Taken By Storm “Songs of Seduction & Obsession”

October 11 @ 7:30 PM
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$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:30 PM “…sensational…” – The New York Times Referring to Storm Large as a vocalist is undercutting her complete range of talents as an artist (which includes, but is not limited to: actor, playwright, author and musician).  One of the lead singers for the Portland-based mini […]

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Bay Area Flamenco Festival: Jose Mendez, Mari Peña & Antonio Moya

Bay Area Flamenco Festival: Jose Mendez, Mari Peña & Antonio Moya

October 12 @ 8:00 PM
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9th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival presents: An evening of Gypsy flamenco guitar and cante direct from Spain Tickets: canteguitarra.eventbrite.com Doors: 7:30 PM More info: (510) 444-2820 José Méndez was born into the legendary Méndez clan of Gypsy flamenco singers from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. A direct descendant of La Paquera, he is the grandson of the […]

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Stanley Clarke Quartet

Stanley Clarke Quartet

October 13 @ 7:00 PM
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$35/Adv $40/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “… one of the greatest bassists…” – The Guardian Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band: UP, rallies friends old and new to revisit “School Days,” bass folk songs and more set to be released September 30th on Mack Avenue Records. Clarke considers UP to be […]

Stanley Clarke Quartet

Stanley Clarke Quartet

October 13 @ 9:00 PM
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$35/Adv $40/Door No Comps Doors at 8:30 PM “… one of the greatest bassists…” – The Guardian Bass virtuoso Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band: UP, rallies friends old and new to revisit “School Days,” bass folk songs and more set to be released September 30th on Mack Avenue Records. Clarke considers UP to […]

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Transporter

Transporter

October 15 @ 8:00 PM
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Wednesday, October 15, 8:00 PM Transporter Tickets:  $15.00 Ticket Outlet(s): Streetlight Records, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Doors: 7:30 PM Transporter is the outcome of 20 years of musical collaboration between Shauneen McElroy (vocals and bass) and Gene “Dario” Dickinson (vocals and guitar). The band creates beautiful sonic space that transports the listener. Based in […]

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Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: “Sound Prints” w/Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh & Joey Baron

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet: “Sound Prints” w/Lawrence Fields, Linda Oh & Joey Baron

October 16 @ 7:00 PM
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$30/Adv $35/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by A Train Law Group “… urbane, on-the-fly… brimming with urgency… – The New York Times Sound Prints, co-led by Grammy-winning saxophonist/composer Joe Lovano and two-time Grammy-nominated trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas, originally started as a tribute to the music of Wayne Shorter. Conceived out […]

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Joomanji – Club Kuumbwa

Joomanji – Club Kuumbwa

October 17 @ 9:00 PM
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$5 at the door All ages With the self-proclaimed band interests being Jerk Chicken & Fender Rhodes, Joomanji is a unique mix of crisp horns, smooth vocals, and groovy vinyl samples with drums and bass you’ll not soon forget. Make every day a Joomanji day. www.facebook.com/joomanjimusic

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New West Guitar Group featuring Sara Gazarek

New West Guitar Group featuring Sara Gazarek

October 18 @ 7:30 PM
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October 18, 2014, 7:30 PM $25.00 General Admission Advance Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com Doors: 7:00 PM More info: (831) 426-2313 Join us for an evening of music with the acclaimed New West Guitar group playing exclusively on Jeff Traugott Guitars and featuring singer Sara Gazarek. The concert will be at the intimate setting of the Kuumbwa Jazz […]

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An evening with Andrea Gibson

An evening with Andrea Gibson

October 19 @ 7:00 PM
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Tickets: $15 Advance Tickets: www.catalystclub.com The catalyst Box Office is open daily from 3pm  – 1am or online tickets at: www.ticketfly.com Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious […]

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Jacky Terrasson Trio

Jacky Terrasson Trio

October 20 @ 7:00 PM
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$22/Door $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM This concert is made possible, in part, by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts through a grant from the Western Jazz Presenters Network. “Terrasson spins an impressionistic and nouveau vista…” – All About Jazz French-American pianist Jacky Terrasson came up through the venerable jazz […]

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Roberto Fonseca

Roberto Fonseca

October 23 @ 7:00 PM
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$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “…a real talent.” – NPR The most exciting star in today’s Cuban music scene, Roberto Fonseca won worldwide recognition when he replaced the late Rubén González as pianist with the famed Buena Vista Social Club. He ended up becoming the star of the show. […]

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Private Event

Private Event

October 24 @ 7:00 PM

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC For Information on hosting your next private event at Kuumbwa Jazz, visit: http://kuumbwajazz.org/venue-rental/private-events/ or call 831-427-2227

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Private Event

Private Event

October 25 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC For Information on hosting your next private event at Kuumbwa Jazz, visit: http://kuumbwajazz.org/venue-rental/private-events/ or call 831-427-2227

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Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

October 27 @ 7:00 PM
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$25/Adv $30/Door No Comps ½ Price Night for Students. Tickets available at the door with valid I.D. Sponsored by Mateo Lettunich “… an adventurous new ensemble” – International Review of Music  Saxophonist Dave Liebman’s career reaches back to the halcyon days of the late ’60s jazz/rock movement as a former member of Ten Wheel Drive. […]

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Eric Revis Quartet

Eric Revis Quartet

October 30 @ 7:00 PM
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$22/Adv $27/Door Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM “[A] mix of familiarity and the unknown…” – DownBeat When you’ve been accompanying Branford Marsalis on bass for the better part of twenty years, you’re bound to become adept at facilitating a collective vision, but as a bandleader Eric Revis branches out with an improvisational touch […]

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